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Crazy Kids!

Greg and I when we were living in technicolor.

July 21st, 1969: THE EAGLE BLASTS FROM MOON

Wow! I opened an envelope with my grandmother's handwriting on it, and found this amazing issue of the Santa Monica Evening Outlook from 1969!! She had written my name on the envelope and it was full of things she'd saved for me. This is about the historic landing on the moon by Aldrin, Armstrong and Collins, and describes the liftoff from the moon back to earth. It's so touching and eerie because everything is so ancient...the yellow newspaper pages, the advertisements for new fall looks from Henshey's department store ( "a smart, figure-skimming jumper!"), and other now-historic stories of the day such as Ted Kennedy's car crash that killed a girl named Mary Jo Kopechne. There's a great picture of Buzz Aldrin's wife making a "V is for Victory" sign with her hand when she hears of his safe landing on the moon.
It's also moving to read the earnest declarations of President Nixon when placing a phone call to Niel Armstrong..."…